In South Africa's townships, wine was associated with cheap liquor, says winemaker Nondumiso
Pikashe. People saw it as the favoured drink for old men who wanted to get drunk quickly, but
she saw a different side and today runs the successful, 100% female owned Ses'fikile wines.
She's been named one of the most influential people in the world by Time
magazine and been a finalist on the Forbes Africa Person of the Year list; now Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is to be honoured by her peers with the Sydney and Felicia Kentridge Award.
Ahmed Kathrada formed a strong bond with Nelson Mandela during apartheid as they fought for a free and democratic South Africa. Now, the French embassy in South Africa has honoured Kathrada for his work and ideals with the highest award in the European nation.
Aid organisations and ordinary South Africans have opened their hearts and wallets to help 143
displaced foreigners who have found shelter at a family-owned farm in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-
Natal. They fled their homes following xenophobic attacks in the province earlier this year.
South Africa and Vietnam are the key countries involved in the supply and demand sides of the
rhino trade, respectively. And two Cape Town sisters are cycling a grueling 6 000km across
Southeast Asia targeting schools and students with a message to stop buying rhino horn.
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